Walmart truck drivers get a pay rise

By Scoop
April 11, 2022 · less than 3 min read

With supply chain woes taking a toll, Walmart is taking things into its own hands. 

A question of timing 

Times are hard for millions of working people in the US. Between supply chain shortages and inflation pressures, many of America’s most essential workers are struggling to keep their heads above water.  

But for truck drivers employed by retailing giant Walmart, there’s good news on the horizon. With thousands of vacancies causing chaos across its supply chains, their salaries will soon be on the up. “The average salary for a long-haul driver is $56,491,” the firm explained. “Walmart’s starting wage can nearly double that”.  

Looking for a career change? Would a starting salary of $110,000 help? We thought so.   

The rising tide 

And it’s not just truck drivers looking at a boost. Shortages are plaguing the economy, meaning that to attract the right workers, businesses need to up their appeal. And what better way than a healthy salary bump? Walmart’s pay rise will put it on par with some of its main competitors and will surely go some way towards finding the 80,000 missing drivers impacting the US economy.    

It’s a job-seekers market right now, and while that might not always be good for business, it’s ideal for securing the bag.  

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